This morning I woke to a lovely fog and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to snap a few photos. Inspired by the recent inspirational prompt posted by the wonderful Miss B. and Michelle P. I ran outside to get a few shots of the morning. It was really beautiful to walk outside into the fog and see how the dew had gathered and spiderwebs had mysteriously emerged everywhere overnight. Really, I must have counted at least 10 in my backyard!
Zane was eager to explore with me and was so intrigued by the science behind the fog (is it a liquid? is it a gas?) and I happily captured him emerging from the fields.
It was a really beautiful way to begin my day. I completely forgot about the breakfast to be made and the lunchboxes needing to be packed. Zane reminded me though, breaking the magic by yelling “Mom! Come inside! You are too obsessed with taking pictures!” Oh, it’s so true.
Late at night all is quiet in the house and I can think clearly. There are no sounds to clutter my thoughts, no dishes to be washed, and no children wanting my attention. My restless 12 year old now has stumbled out of his room and fallen asleep on the couch where I am working. He is sleeping hard. This is a gift. My usual light sleeper has fallen asleep in the beautiful dim light and looks so delicate, innocent, and young. I quietly pick up my camera and risk one photograph. He does not stir. As I look at him through my camera lens I feel guilty about arguing with him today. As I take one more shot I think about loving him, playing outside in the summer sun, and curling up in bed with my boys and a book. This clarity truly is a gift. That’s all the photographs I can risk tonight without waking him into aggravation. I will let him sleep, look at him for a few more minutes and appreciate the fleeting moments like these.
I took my dad and my boys to a local nature center and 1800’s farm today. It is always beautiful to walk in the prairie and visit the property. Today the farmhouse was open and I discovered it’s wonderful kitchen glory! I was on cloud 9! The light was amazing, the windows were open, and there was a pie in the oven. It was incredible.